Kushinagar , Kushinara as the Buddhists call it or Kushawati as it was known in the ancient time , this city has mentions in the epic Ramayana as city established by one of Lord Ram’s twin sons the Kusha , it was also the seat of power of Malla’s kings .
Situated on the banks of river Hiranyavati the lord Gautam Buddha breathed his last ( the Parinirwana) and also deliver his last sermon.
Most of the ruined Stupas,Viharas were of a period 5th BC when its prosperity use to be at peak .
The present Stupas and Vihars are constructed after the 1904-05 AD excavations carried out by British officers of Archaeological Survey of India and unearth rich wealth of Buddhist materials .
The Mahaparinirwana is the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last , lying between the two Saal trees , head towards North .
Lord Buddha was cremated on the banks of river Hiranyavati
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